|Publication number||US7561994 B1|
|Application number||US 09/894,631|
|Publication date||Jul 14, 2009|
|Filing date||Jun 28, 2001|
|Priority date||Jun 29, 2000|
|Publication number||09894631, 894631, US 7561994 B1, US 7561994B1, US-B1-7561994, US7561994 B1, US7561994B1|
|Inventors||Adam B. Corsi|
|Original Assignee||Corsi Adam B|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (24), Non-Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (1), Classifications (5), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/214,918, filed Jun. 29, 2000, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The pregnancy and birth experience is a powerful and life changing event that affects or touches almost everyone in American society at some point in time. While the majority of women who have not experienced this event yet are curious about the experience, they have few tools today to help them understand the experience other than self-help type guides such as books or static web pages.
With the recent acceptance of enabling technologies, such as computer automation, the Internet, and email, the present invention serves to offer a virtual pregnancy experience to consumers. Through the invention, one consumer can virtually impregnate a targeted individual, who will then experience a virtual pregnancy, including having a virtual birth.
While the majority of consumers may be women looking to experience a simulated pregnancy, the present invention is also open to novelty uses, such as people virtually impregnating others as a form of affection or a joke, and men being virtually impregnated.
The present invention resides in a delivery method to providing a consumer with a simulated pregnancy experience via a computer network and creating an offspring product that is generated from a combination of the parent's traits.
Briefly, and in general terms, the service works in the following manner. A consumer places an order via the web site, which virtually impregnates an individual chosen by the Consumer (Giver). The individual that is virtually impregnated, the Consumer (Recipient), then receives an email message informing them that they have been virtually impregnated and will be receiving the service that creates a virtual pregnancy experience. The Consumer (Recipient) then receives a series of emails, or other deliverables, at scheduled intervals over the period of the virtual gestation. The deliverables will contain information that updates them on their status during the virtual pregnancy, and allows them to enter information that creates stronger customization of the experience. For example, the Consumer (Recipient) can enter their initial weight and the site calculates how much weight they are gaining over the period of the virtual pregnancy, and they can name their offspring. At the end of the virtual pregnancy experience, the Consumer (Recipient) has a virtual birth that creates an offspring based on the inputted traits of the Consumer (Giver) and the Consumer (Recipient). The offspring, or picture of the offspring, is then transferred into a physical form or product such as a mug that is then shipped to the Consumer (Recipient).
The offspring is generated based on information produced by the Consumer (Giver) when ordering the service. This collected data includes specific physical traits of both the Consumer (Giver) and Consumer (Recipient), or parents, in order to create an offspring that is a mixture of one or both of the parent's traits.
Various alternate embodiments can exist to this basic scenario, including the following. The Consumer (Giver) could virtually impregnate themself. The service could be extended to allow Consumers (Givers) to virtually impregnate themselves with celebrities, or the traits of celebrities. The offspring could be a variety of other customized products, like a doll for example. A technology could be used to have Consumers (Giver) and (Recipient) to submit pictures, and then the pictures could be combined, or morphed, and then further manipulated to create an offspring. The Consumer (Giver) can be copied (cc:ed) on all or partial deliverables, and may have the option to purchase an additional offspring. Information utilized to generate an offspring could be extended to include additional physical traits, personality traits, or other traits. The birth of multiple offspring could occur.
As shown in the drawings for purposes of illustration, the present invention pertains to a system for the delivery of a virtual pregnancy experience via a computer network and the generation of a virtual offspring.
It will also be appreciated that, although a limited number embodiments of the invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the invention should not be limited except as by the appended claims.
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|U.S. Classification||703/6, 703/22|
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|Jul 14, 2013||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Sep 3, 2013||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
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